'Why does Trump want so many people to die?' Alec Baldwin asks after hinting he's done playing POTUS on 'SNL'
In his latest attack on President Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin took to Twitter on Mother's Day to insinuate to his 1 million followers that the POTUS deliberately wanted Americans to die.
"Why does Trump want so many people to die?" Baldwin tweeted, linking a Washington Post article with the query. The news piece talked about how a medical supply company called Prestige Ameritech asked federal officials if they wanted it to produce N95 masks, earlier this year. The report was based on an 89-page whistle-blower complaint filed last week by the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Dr. Rick Bright.
The complaint said that Bright used to work for the Trump administration until he refused to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus, at which point, he was booted from the team.
Last month the actor said that only "mentally ill" people will choose to re-elect the POTUS into the office for his second term. The 'Saturday Night Live' star took to Twitter and wrote that Trump had gained unprecedented control over government institutions and also taken the liberty to sack a number of federal workers and hence he should not be voted to run the country again.
“Trump has reached for, and nearly gained, a control of the federal [government] unrivaled by other Presidents,” Baldwin said. “He fired huge numbers of [government] professionals. He steamrolled the Congress, whenever possible. And now this. If you vote for Trump again, you are mentally ill.”
In a following tweet, he called Trump an "incompetent idiot" and "self-seeking punk."
"I’ve got some voting advice for many of you struggling Trump voters. I picked it up from Trump himself," Baldwin wrote. "Just stay home. You know, in your heart, that he is an incompetent idiot and self-seeking punk. Say you were sick. Say you were scared. Don’t bother voting. Stay home."
Back in January, the actor had taken to social media to blame Trump's supporters for ruining our country by choosing Trump as POTUS.
“American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims,” Baldwin tweeted.
He added at the time: “The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the ‘objective negative function.' Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice. It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him who bears the blame. For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.”
Baldwin's parody of Trump on 'SNL' has been lauded by critics and fans alike, and on May 9, he reprised the much-loved role on the show only to bid goodbye to everyone at the end of the segment while adding that it would be "one last time" him signing off as Trump on the show, hinting that it might be the last time he was embodying the current president.